Setting up an online business

Setting up an online business | Papilio Services Limited

Setting up an online business

Setting up an online business in Malta is relatively straightforward, cost efficient and tax efficient if planned correctly. Using our expert knowledge in this field we have assisted many clients from many different countries set up e-commerce companies and operations using Malta as a strategic and central hub. Clients that we have successfully advised in setting up an online business in Malta range from auction websites, electronic software service providers, VOIP service providers business, SEO companies, e ticket companies and ecommerce shops to name a few. Malta company formation is often a fairly quick and affordable process if planned correctly and all information is to hand.

There are often a number of considerations to take into account when starting an ecommerce business such as e-commerce business administration, ongoing business compliance and delivery of information to facilitate that process, online business tax issues and delivery logistics. From the initial Malta company formation process through to the commencement and continuation of online trading operations we will guide you through the process taking into account all of the above to ensure all is taken into account and that nothing is left to chance.

Another important consideration when setting up an online business is consideration of the overall e-commerce tax position. Malta is an extremely favourable jurisdiction for setting up an online business and e-commerce operations because of the low effective corporate tax rate. An important consideration within the tax planning stage is to look at the ownership structure to ensure that it achieves all of the objectives outlined.

Increasingly, the indirect tax or VAT position of an e-commerce company is becoming more complex and often forms the biggest administration and compliance challenge for those starting an online business or online trading operation. The recent changes in VAT legislation that have been adopted since the 1st January 2015 saw a significant shake up of the tax position of telecommunications, broadcasting and electronic services providers in the EU and also for Non-EU providers whom have EU based customers. We assist our clients on best practice for the ongoing compliance of the company giving advice on efficient processes to extract this information in a timely and efficient manner.

Malta is an ideal and attractive jurisdiction for those looking at setting up an online business or e-commerce companies if planned correctly and we can guide you from the initial planning stages to the set up and continued operations of the online trading business.

For more information on starting an online business in Malta, you may be interested in:

E-Commerce Tax and VAT
E-Commerce Business Administration
Malta E-commerce Companies